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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin noun cōnātus.

PronunciationEdit

singular
plural

NounEdit

conatus ‎(plural conatus or conatûs)

  1. An effort, an endeavour, a striving.
  2. A nisus.

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External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ‖Conatus” listed on page 752 of volume II (C) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1893]
      ‖Conatus (konēi·tɒ̆s). [L.; = effort, endeavour, impulse, f. cōnārī to endeavour.] [¶] 1. An effort, endeavour, striving. [¶; 2 quots.: 1722, 1836; ¶] 2. transf. A force, impulse, or tendency simulating a human effort; a nisus. [¶; 6 quots.: 1665, 1672, 1674, 1730–6, 1802, 1885]

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of cōnor ‎(try, attempt).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

cōnātus m ‎(feminine cōnāta, neuter cōnātum); first/second declension

  1. tried, attempted, having been tried.

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cōnātus cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta
genitive cōnātī cōnātae cōnātī cōnātōrum cōnātārum cōnātōrum
dative cōnātō cōnātō cōnātīs
accusative cōnātum cōnātam cōnātum cōnātōs cōnātās cōnāta
ablative cōnātō cōnātā cōnātō cōnātīs
vocative cōnāte cōnāta cōnātum cōnātī cōnātae cōnāta

NounEdit

cōnātus m ‎(genitive cōnātūs); fourth declension

  1. attempt, effort
  2. exertion, struggle

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōnātus cōnātūs
genitive cōnātūs cōnātuum
dative cōnātuī cōnātibus
accusative cōnātum cōnātūs
ablative cōnātū cōnātibus
vocative cōnātus cōnātūs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • conatus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CONATUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to persevere in one's resolve: in incepto or conatu perstare
    • to give up one's project: incepto or conatu desistere
  • conatus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
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